Bourne Davis Kane: appearances & releases

June 28th, 2014

Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst

Bourne Davis Kane have already premiered Piers Hellawell‘s Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst, as part of the 2014 New Music Biennial at the 2014 Belfast festival in March. The next performance of this collaborative commission will be at London Southbank Centre on July 6th (with a concert of BDK’s own music at Friday Tonic (Front Room, QEH) on July 4th), and again at Glasgow Royal Concert Halls on August 2nd. All these events are FREE!, thanks to the auspices of the New Music Biennial. Please see the APPEARANCES page for more information.

The Third Tear

There’s a new BDK album ready and waiting. As usual, it’s been recorded and ‘on the shelf’ for a little while now but, now the tracks have been chosen, our third album, The Third Tear, is ready for release on some record label or other in the not-so-inforseeable future.


At the end of last year Bourne Davis Kane recorded a second album with saxophone colossus Paul Dunmall. Their first album, Moment to Moment] was acclaimed for its rare power and intensity. This second recording as a quartet (due for release on Babel Label sometime later this year) is more contemplative in comparison – with some fine playing from Dunmall (as usual!).

As is the usual form with Duns, we played a number of pieces and, when we’d reached approximately 60 minutes in duration of recorded material, that’s the session done and in the can – NO backtracking at all. A lovely way to make music…